MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 11,288 this week

Washington Heights (2002)

R  |   |  Drama, Romance  |  9 May 2002 (USA)
5.5
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 5.5/10 from 342 users   Metascore: 65/100
Reviews: 13 user | 37 critic | 14 from Metacritic.com

"Washington Heights" tells the story of Carlos Ramirez, a young illustrator burning to escape the Latino neighborhood of the same name to make a splash in New York City's commercial ... See full summary »

Director:

(as Alfredo De Villa)

Writers:

, (as Alfredo De Villa) , 2 more credits »
Watch Trailer
0Check in
0Share...

On Disc

at Amazon

10 Best Back-to-School TV Shows

Dust off your varsity jacket and get excited for fall with our list of the 10 best back-to-school TV shows.

Visit our Family Entertainment Guide

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 32 titles
created 13 Nov 2011
 
a list of 35 titles
created 17 Jul 2012
 
a list of 156 titles
created 23 Feb 2013
 
a list of 9966 titles
created 25 Jul 2013
 
a list of 53 titles
created 11 months ago
 

Related Items

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Washington Heights (2002)

Washington Heights (2002) on IMDb 5.5/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Washington Heights.
5 wins & 2 nominations. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Washington Heights (TV Series 2013)
Reality-TV
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

Follows a group of best friends living, working and playing in the gritty, diverse New York neighborhood of Washington Heights. Though fiercely proud of where they come from, the show ... See full summary »

    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

"This is the summer of love, confusion, and the smell of fresh cut grass," says drifting protagonist Zac Peace (David Wike), an accomplished recent graduate. Zac arrives at his Long Island ... See full summary »

Director: Matthew Coppola
Stars: David Wike, Katy Hansz, Robert Montano
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

A Puerto Rican family living in the area of Humboldt Park in west Chicago face what may be their last Christmas together.

Director: Alfredo Rodriguez de Villa
Stars: John Leguizamo, Freddy Rodríguez, Debra Messing
Kingpin (TV Mini-Series 2003)
Action | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

A drug cartel leader and his family try to keep what is "rightfully" their's.

Stars: Yancey Arias, Brian Benben, Bobby Cannavale
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

The lives of three lonely strangers intersect while commuting on New York's 1 and 9 subway lines.

Director: Alfredo Rodriguez de Villa
Stars: Victor Rasuk, Richard Petrocelli, Nicolle Rochelle
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.7/10 X  

Jim, 35 and never married, has a drawer full of photos of ex-girlfriends. He'd like permanence, but can't find the right women. Is it him? He seeks advice from his father, his ... See full summary »

Director: Vincent Rubino
Stars: Joseph Lyle Taylor, Paula Devicq, Ron Mongeluzzo
The Exonerated (TV Movie 2005)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

Six people tell their stories on a single subject - how they got wrongfully convicted to death penalty, but later got exonerated.

Director: Bob Balaban
Stars: Brian Dennehy, Danny Glover, Delroy Lindo
Roadie (2011)
Comedy | Drama | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

After 20 years on the road with Blue Oyster Cult, Jimmy Testagros returns to his hometown to life with his ailing mother. Complications arise when he falls for an old friend, who is now married to his longtime nemesis.

Director: Michael Cuesta
Stars: Ron Eldard, Bobby Cannavale, Jill Hennessy
3 A.M. (2001)
Crime | Mystery | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

The feature film directing debut of Spike Lee protege Lee Davis takes the viewer into the world of taxi drivers. Developed in the Sundance Laboratory, this film offers dove-tailing stories ... See full summary »

Director: Lee Davis
Stars: Danny Glover, Sergej Trifunovic, Michelle Rodriguez
Filly Brown (2012)
Drama | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

A promising hip-hop rhymer from Los Angeles finds herself in a gray area when a record producer offers her a compromising shot at stardom.

Directors: Youssef Delara, Michael D. Olmos
Stars: Gina Rodriguez, Jenni Rivera, Lou Diamond Phillips
Naked Hotel (TV Movie 2003)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
Director: Phil Joanou
Stars: John Corbett, Laura Jordan, Michael Rispoli
Trinity (1998–1999)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
Stars: Alicia Coppola, Bobby Cannavale, Dennis Boutsikaris
Edit

Cast

Credited cast:
...
Eddie
...
Carlos
...
Mickey
...
Sean
...
Maggie
...
Angel
...
David
...
Raquel
...
Daisy
...
Guillermo
...
Michelle
Roberto Sanchez ...
Tito
...
Belkis
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Fernando Baez ...
Man In Street
Denia Brache ...
Flirting woman
Edit

Storyline

"Washington Heights" tells the story of Carlos Ramirez, a young illustrator burning to escape the Latino neighborhood of the same name to make a splash in New York City's commercial downtown comic book scene. When his father, who owns a bodega in the Heights, is shot in a burglary attempt, Carlos is forced to put his dream on hold and run the store. In the process, he comes to understand that if he is to make it as a comic artist, he must engage with the community he comes from, take that experience back out into the world, and put it in his work. Written by Anonymous

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language, sexuality, brief violence and drug use | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Official Sites:

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

9 May 2002 (USA)  »

Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$2,814 (USA) (30 May 2003)

Gross:

$156,021 (USA) (15 August 2003)
 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See  »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Subsistence Level Story Telling: Excellent
15 July 2003 | by (Los Angeles, CA USA) – See all my reviews

It took a while to get into this film and its movement and its characters, but I got there and was never lost for a moment in a very complex story of many tiers and personalities -- all within a seemingly simple entry-level USA neighborhood.

I assume the movie was whot in 16mm film and/or digitial video, and once again, a low budget does not mean a poor story. The direction and editing worked well in a story where the ensemble cast was homogeneous and perfect.

Excellent. Excellent. Excellent.




3 of 4 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
What was this shot in? pma762
What is the song in the trailer? usualsuspect6947-1
Discuss Washington Heights (2002) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?